From our “Wilde 13” section.
Public History is an “asset for the humanities”. Many of the concepts and tools of Public History seem like they could be easily applied to other subjects. For instance, instead of speaking about “past-related identity discourses” one could talk about “Judaism-related identity discourses”. However, while Public History, Public Religion – really, Public X – could be basically the same thing, just with a different subject matter, they aren’t. Looking to other Public X’s can improve both sides.
What’s the Public in Public X?
Some Public X have a few things in common. For instance, both Public History and Public Theology are interdisciplinary. They can be done alone or together with others (professionals or not). Both convey their subject to audiences outside the world of universities …